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Topic: Forum Games / Letter-Word Game

A: Articuno.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Project ANDROMEDA

Originally posted by kirdaiht:
Originally posted by LukeMann:

You can move faster than the speed of light in this book? So it’s a time-travel story?

even at speeds close to light you would already create strange phenomena. (character leaving in 2993 spending 10 years traveling at 99% of the speed of light, then returning to find himself in the year 4000).
Once we introduce FTL travel (which is very impossible), you would end up with characters traveling back in time and breached casuality. If you want to keep a story both remotely scientifically correct and sense making, you don’t introduce travel at speeds that come anywhere near the speed of light.

Uh… you do realize it’s fiction, right? The laws of physics have been bent somewhat. The way Critical Tortoise explained it to me was that it works like this:

There’s space, and then there’s subspace. Space is here -the “real” world with “real” physics. Subspace, on the other hand, is the underlying framework: before building a house of brick, you have to have mortar. Subspace is different from space in that, for one, there is no inertia: therfore, an object can go as fast as it wants. Objects have no mass: they are weightless. In this regard, objects require little force to get them moving at high speeds. Of course, there is still the light barrier… which could easily be solved by simply getting rid of light. Think of a think layer of mud. That’s space: it’s slow and hard to navigate because there could be all kinds of things in it: rocks, leaves, twigs, etc. Now imagine that under the mud is a cavern of water: water, first off, is clear, and easy to move though. And it’s dark under something, right? Therefore, the fact that there is no light (and I don’t mean it’s dark when I say that there’s no light in subspace. Rather, there’s no light sources, nor does light even exist as a concept in subspace.)

And since it’s a different realm, time can pass in subspace without it heavily influencing time in realspace.

I guess subspace is supposed to work like a wormhole: just a shortcut. So it’s not REALLY faster-than-light travel.

Furthermore, it doesn’t have to be totally realistic. I mean, there’s already plasma weapons that can be used outside of vacuum and are about 1.5-2 times the size of the average rifle today. It’s called imagination. HE’s not aiming for a TOTALLY realistic book. Live a little. After all, Star Wars, Halo, Star Trek, etc. all do this.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Just made Myself a Quality Breakfast

Originally posted by Cammy_G:

I don’t like eggs, or breakfast.

BUT IT ARE TEH MOST IMPORTANT MEEL OF TEH DAY
 
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Topic: Off-topic / Just made Myself a Quality Breakfast

I had oatmeal and a granny smith apple. And MILK.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Letter-Word Game

O- Old.


GET OFF MY LAWN, YEH DAMN WHIPPERSNAPPERS.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Letter-Word Game

M- Moby Dick!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ever been shot at?

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by BCLEGENDS:

I might actually aim at his leg, therefore making the shot not lethal, but immobilising him.

Actually, most gunshots can be lethal wherever you aim on their bodies. You know those large arteries running through your legs? Yeah, those ones? That’s why they’d bleed out if you didn’t immediately call the emergency hotline.

Again, it does depend where in the leg the bullet hits. If your aim is to shatter the kneecap, the bones themselves will protect the major arteries. They will almost certainly never walk straight without artificial aid afterwards, but they are much less likely to go into shock before help can arrive.

Sorry to double-post, but as an example… a .50 cal round would take out 2/3 of your chest. Period. You will die if hit by one. So yeah, you’re right to a degree…. But many people survive gunshots from rounds ranging from .22 to 9mm to .357 to 7.62×51mm NATO.

Wait, we’re getting REALLY off topic…

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ever been shot at?

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by onelastwonder:

Did I have any seconds thoughts about shooting him? Honestly…. no. Now, i realize that some of you might think that I’d have to be some heartless murderer to not think twice about shooting someone, but that’s because I did it in self-defense. Plus, had I not shot him, he would have escaped arrest that day and might have tried to steal form someone else.

Now would I kill in cold blood? Absolutely not. I’m a pretty gentle person. I don’t want anyone dead.

That’s the difference. Unlike some here, you are not advocating shooting them, and as one of the older posters quaintly put it “continuing to put bullets into them until they stop moving”. What you are doing is assessing the situation, and using situational awareness to come up with the least amount of force you can safely use to stop them, without putting yourself at risk.

You are shooting to incapacitate, not to kill. I, and I suspect most here, have no problem with someone doing that. Its when they start trying to use the self-defense statutes as rationale for exercising the ability to murder without penalty that I start to call shenanigans.

Exactly. I’m actually a firearm collector. I like hunting and I like to maintain my firearms. And if I absolutely have to use them, I will. I would not kill another human being, even if my own life was in danger. I couldn’t bear to do that. I couldn’t bear to end another life, even if that life is driven by a corrupt soul.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Letter-Word Game

K- Killimanjaro!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ever been shot at?

Originally posted by Rattle13:

Been shot at a few times. Could I shoot someone? Depends on the circumstances.

I live in New Orleans. Here, getting shot at isn’t too rare. It’s not common, but it isn’t rare. The crime rate is relatively high here. That, my friends, is why I carry a Beretta M1911 pistol at any given moment past sunset. I don’t trust people. Then again, I’m also a pessimist sometimes and I try not to trust people. Then again, I’m not the best judge of my actions, so make of that what you will. Anyway, point is…

I’ve shot someone before. Twice, if you’re counting the hunting accident I was in about two years ago where I accidentally shot off my cousin’s left pinky (no joke. Luckily, he was all right and nobody gt into any major legal trouble. He didn’t sue or anything.)

The other time was in self-defense; just last year when someone broke into my house with a Glock (I shot them in the leg. They were arrested for breaking and entering, and nothing happened to me other than nobody came to my shop for about a month. There’s no duty to retreat in Louisiana, which is why nothing happened to me).

Did I have any seconds thoughts about shooting him? Honestly…. no. Now, i realize that some of you might think that I’d have to be some heartless murderer to not think twice about shooting someone, but that’s because I did it in self-defense. Plus, had I not shot him, he would have escaped arrest that day and might have tried to steal form someone else.

Now would I kill in cold blood? Absolutely not. I’m a pretty gentle person. I don’t want anyone dead.

Okay, no. I take that back. If a meteor were to happen to fall out of the sky and crush my ex-boyfriend, that would be great. But would I kill him? No. I couldn’t take the life of another human being. That’s immoral and wrong. I’m not going to say he didn’t do anything to me (because he did). and I’m not going to say he wouldn’t deserve it (because he does), but would I kill him? Would I kill anyone? NO. Unless it’s Call of Duty. Then I could kill all of you. DOUBLE KILL.

That’s why I shot the burglar in the leg.

Now have I been shot at? Yes. Obviously. The burglar shot at me three times. Make of that what you will.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / OH MAI GAWD. IS this possibly the best Halo fanfic evar? Check out teh reviews!

Originally posted by HURR_DURR:

TENDERLY CARESS MY CIRCULAR LIPS, HANK,”
SAID PAC MAN
HOLD ME IN YOUR STRONG ARMS,”
HE CONTINUED
“I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT I’D DO WITHOUT YOU…”
HEY DID YOU KNOW THAT PROPANE IS A LIQUID AND A GAS
HE REPLIED

Pac-Man doesn’t have lips, doofus.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / OH MAI GAWD. IS this possibly the best Halo fanfic evar? Check out teh reviews!

Is it? I know that it’s not very much COMPLETE yet, but read it: It’s really high-quality. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6560272/1/Combat_Evolved

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How Do You Guys Sleep?

I’ve been told I sleepwalk at least twice a week, so I wouldn’t know.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / A Proposal to clean up the site

Originally posted by tetrismaster:
Originally posted by sellyme:

As Sukasai said, since the majority of internet is male, (and Rule 31(?)), you are male until proven otherwise.

Not the dumb “Rules of the Internet” again… Quit it, okay?
This is a thread about helping make this site better. You wanna go see the rules of the internet which don’t make any sense in the first place, then leave

 

Topic: Kongregate / A Proposal to clean up the site

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Topic: Kongregate / A Proposal to clean up the site

By the way, you actually TRIPLE posted….

 
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Topic: Kongregate / A Proposal to clean up the site

My afro? I don’t HAVE an afro…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version - Messaging Edition (CR 2010.04.21)

How do I view my comments I’ve made on games! There’s no option for it anymore!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / A Proposal to clean up the site

Good! Glad I could help. And so should you!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / A Proposal to clean up the site

“Bro?” I’m a WOMAN. Second, thank you for the other part. You should do it too!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Do you suffer from any phobias?

Beasts? What beasts?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Do you suffer from any phobias?

Not appropriate… I don’t care if you were simply stating that. It just WASN’T.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why do YOU want to be a mod?

I wanna defeat the Troll Horde and save The Kongregate Universe! I want to do good! Too many times I see mods AFK. I’m hardly ever AFK, and I log on regularly (Or I try to). That’s it…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / A Proposal to clean up the site

While I am not a mod, I will do my best.

I realize have made rude comments during my time on Kongregate, and I aim to fix that by self-regulating! Yes, I’m going delete some of my own comments. Who’s with me? We’ll make Kong a better place!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Do you suffer from any phobias?

Just wondering. I thought of it from a post I made a few minutes/seconds ago…. Please list them. I won’t make fun of you, and I hope no one else does.. they can be self-proclaimed or “officially diagnosed…” and they don’t have to be extreme.. you could just be kind of afraid of it….

Anyway, I have….

Odontophobia (fear of dentists, for a valid reason.. I mean, they do painfull crap like pulling teeh out and sticking needles in your gums and drilling teeth and root canals….. [shudder])

Gephyrophobia (fear of crossing bridges) I always worry that I’m gonna fall off….